The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 52 51 44
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -7
Contract jobs citing VB 13 10 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.72% 1.70% 3.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.15% 3.85% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 12
Average daily rate
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£331 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.92% -7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £314
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +3.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £16.87 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £33.75 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +8.87%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Glasgow region.

Programming Languages Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
313 260 364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 41.29% 44.14% 47.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 133 217
Average daily rate £350 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £426 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 2
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.87 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.37% -56.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £16.74 £37.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £32.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.53 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.89% -4.21%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Glasgow region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VB across the Glasgow region.

VB Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Glasgow region.

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow region citing VB also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VB.

1 10 (58.82%) SQL Server
1 10 (58.82%) Windows
2 9 (52.94%) .NET
2 9 (52.94%) Oracle
3 7 (41.18%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (41.18%) VB6
3 7 (41.18%) ASP.NET
3 7 (41.18%) C#
3 7 (41.18%) Oracle Database
4 6 (35.29%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (35.29%) Performance Monitoring
4 6 (35.29%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (35.29%) Oracle Streams
4 6 (35.29%) Data Guard
4 6 (35.29%) SQL
4 6 (35.29%) Visual Studio
4 6 (35.29%) Solaris
4 6 (35.29%) Web Services
4 6 (35.29%) Oracle RMAN
4 6 (35.29%) ETL
4 6 (35.29%) HTTP
4 6 (35.29%) SAN
4 6 (35.29%) Veritas
4 6 (35.29%) Finance
5 5 (29.41%) Migration
5 5 (29.41%) COM+
5 5 (29.41%) Data Migration
5 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
6 4 (23.53%) Unit Testing
6 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2008

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow region citing VB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.76%) IIS
2 1 (5.88%) WebLogic
2 1 (5.88%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) HTTP
1 6 (35.29%) SAN
2 2 (11.76%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (58.82%) SQL Server
2 7 (41.18%) Oracle Database
3 6 (35.29%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Visual Studio
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (11.76%) Fiddler
3 1 (5.88%) NUnit
3 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Developer
2 6 (35.29%) DBA
3 4 (23.53%) C++ Developer
4 2 (11.76%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) C# Developer
5 1 (5.88%) VB Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Wintel Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (52.94%) .NET
2 7 (41.18%) ASP.NET
3 6 (35.29%) Oracle Streams
3 6 (35.29%) Web Services
4 5 (29.41%) COM+
5 4 (23.53%) DCOM
5 4 (23.53%) STL
5 4 (23.53%) XML
5 4 (23.53%) FIX Protocol
6 3 (17.65%) OLE DB
6 3 (17.65%) ATL
6 3 (17.65%) SOAP
7 2 (11.76%) WPF
7 2 (11.76%) jQuery
8 1 (5.88%) WCF
8 1 (5.88%) JSF
8 1 (5.88%) Hibernate
8 1 (5.88%) ADO.NET
8 1 (5.88%) Struts
8 1 (5.88%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Replication
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (58.82%) Windows
2 6 (35.29%) Solaris
3 1 (5.88%) UNIX
3 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
3 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (35.29%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (35.29%) Performance Monitoring
2 6 (35.29%) ETL
3 5 (29.41%) Migration
3 5 (29.41%) Data Migration
4 4 (23.53%) Unit Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
5 2 (11.76%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Web Development
6 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.88%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) VB6
1 7 (41.18%) C#
2 6 (35.29%) SQL
3 4 (23.53%) C++
3 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
4 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
5 2 (11.76%) VBA
5 2 (11.76%) T-SQL
5 2 (11.76%) VBScript
5 2 (11.76%) Shell Script
6 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
6 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) RACF
Systems Management
1 6 (35.29%) Data Guard
2 2 (11.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Oracle
2 6 (35.29%) Veritas
3 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.88%) Infragistics
4 1 (5.88%) Sybase
4 1 (5.88%) Cognos